Tag Archive for 'Genital Mutilation'

News and Other Interesting Things

by Jason Stotts 1. Scientists Celebrate the Weird World of Animal Genitalia Have you ever wondered what penises look like throughout the animal kingdom? Well, it’s your lucky day. (NSFW? Article on WaPo; more on Twitter) 2. How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper? Apparently, Thousands  In less than a decade, Dr. Aad, […]


by Jason Stotts 1. Circumcision May Cause Erectile Dysfunction In case you needed one more reason to not mutilate your child. Our new study published in the International Journal of Men’s Health showed that circumcised men have a 4.5 times greater chance of suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) than intact men, revealing what appears to be a […]

Study Finds Male Genital Mutilation Still a Terrible Idea

by Jason Stotts A new study from Belgium has, again, found that male genital mutilation (circumcision) is still a terrible idea: Male circumcision decreases penile sensitivity as measured in a large cohort. Conclusions: This study confirms the importance of the foreskin for penile sensitivity, overall sexual satisfaction, and penile functioning. Furthermore, this study shows that […]

Uganda Bans Female Genital Mutilation

by Jason Stotts In a welcome move, Uganda has passed a new law to ban Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The World Health Organization estimates that over 3,000,000 women throughout the world are forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation every year, or roughly 342 women every hour of every day. For those who don’t know, FGM […]